Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap
This article, published in The Lancet, discusses some of the characteristics of the changing global environment that are contributing to increased public questioning of vaccines, and outlines some of the specific determinants of public trust. The authors claim that public decision making related to vaccine acceptance is neither driven by scientific nor economic evidence alone, but is also driven by a mix of psychological, sociocultural, and political factors, all of which need to be understood and taken into account by policy and other decision makers.
Author(s): Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S
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Citation: Larson HJ, Cooper LZ, Eskola J, Katz SL, Ratzan S. Addressing the Vaccine Confidence Gap. The Lancet. 2011;Early Online Publication.